As promised I finished my wood box with the hinged lid that was part of my Goodwill junk from earlier in the week. Another reason why I like blogging is that is makes me finish what I started! Anyway, remember this box.....a bit too nautical for me....and you know how I love to decoupage. It was perfect for my next decoupage project and I have lots of black and white papers left over from my last project and there is something about that harlequin pattern that I can't seem to get enough of.
Here it is before....
I gave the box 3 coats of black acrylic craft paint.
The box is indented on the lid and on the front where the pictures of the ships used to be so I cut out two pieces of the black and white harlequin paper to fit each indentation. Then I decoupaged them on by painting Mod Podge in the indentations, painted glue on the back of the paper, and then slowly adhered the paper to the box with a top coat of the Mod Podge.
Next I added another one of the many white porcelain cabinet door knobs that I had left over from when I re-did the cabinet doors in my laundry room. (Click on Laundry Room to take a look at that project.) I had to add a painted matchbox to act as a "washer" for the screw of the knob and it is on the inside of the box helping the knob stay secure. I painted it black to blend in to the inside of the box. I used a drill to get a clean hole in the the center of the top of the box the thread the knob through. This is very similar to the cardboard box that I decoupaged earlier this summer. Click here to take a look at it if you missed it. (Black and White Decoupage Box Project) And that is it.
Here is is before:
And here it is after:
Remember how these all looked when I brought them home from the Goodwill??
And now take a look. Good things come in threes!